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Charlotte Amalie
Friday, May 24, 2024


Jan. 8, 2002 – The Tuesday morning power outages which affected several feeders on St. Thomas occurred after Water and Power Authority crews undid some of the temporary measures they had put in place Sunday following an insulator failure that shorted out two large circuits at the Krum Bay power plant, WAPA assistant executive director Glenn Rothgeb said Tuesday afternoon.
On Sunday, Rothgeb told WVWI Radio, WAPA switched feeder 10A to run off of feeder 8B. But with the power situation stabilized, he said Tuesday, areas served by feeder 10A were reporting low-voltage current. "We had to take the feeders down to redistribute the load to avoid the low-voltage incidents from happening," he said.
There was no failure at the power plant itself Tuesday, Rothgeb emphasized. He said WAPA personnel had to take the feeders down in order to redistribute the power demand loads. As they completed that work, the feeders were brought back on line one by one, he said.

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